Exploring a Career in Engineering
Engineering is referred to as "The Liberal Arts of the 21st Century." The major issues and breakthroughs of today will be driven by advances in scientific and technological applications. Engineers will be well poised to to not only make the groundbreaking advances in science/technology, but will be the citizens par-excellence no matter what their ultimate careers, as they will be able to understand the issues of the day and help educate their fellow citizens in the nuances of these issues.
Who should major in Engineering?
A career in engineering is an ideal fit for a student who loves and excels in science and math, considers solving problems thrilling, enjoys revising and refining solutions to attain an ever better result, is data driven, and is comfortable explaining technical issues to non-technical people. The student should have a history of earning strong grades in science and math and should expect to take more many additional science and math courses at an advanced level in College. The student will be expected to learn from experts in the field, whether they are professors or leaders in industry, and will become proficient in lab skills.
Preparing for a B.S. in Engineering
Academic-industry connections are often critical for a student to obtain a prestigious job upon graduation. YU has BS partnership agreements with two world-class institutions: Columbia University and Tel Aviv University. This will enable students to have an advantage in selecting the best opportunity to commence their careers, whether it be in the US or in Israel.
Columbia Combined Plan Program
Under the BA/BS plan, a student who attends Yeshiva University and fulfills all requirements for graduation aside from the total number of credits can apply to Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science as a junior. If accepted by Columbia University, the student attends Columbia University for two additional years and, upon successful completion of the program, Yeshiva University confers the Bachelor of Arts degree and Columbia University confers the Bachelor of Science degree. If the student were not accepted to Columbia University Engineering, he can finish a Pre-engineering degree at Yeshiva University. This degree allows the student to enter the job market or pursue and MS in engineering.
Preparing for an M.S. in Engineering
Columbia 4-2 BA/MS Program
Designed for students with superior academic records, the Columbia 4-2 BA/MS program is for graduates of Yeshiva College with an appropriate major and a 3.3 average. Despite not having a BS in engineering, a student can apply to the master's program in engineering at Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Engineering majors go on to careers in:
- Mechnical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Operations Research
- Materials Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Applied Physics and Math
- Electrical Engineering